FAQs About Blair Admission
- What is Blair looking for in its applicants?
- How do I request a copy of the viewbook?
- Is an admission interview required at Blair?
- Is financial assistance available?
- Does Blair offer any merit-based scholarships?
- What standardized tests are required for applicants?
- How important are standardized test scores?
- Does Blair have an English as a Second Language (ESL) program?
- When should I begin the application process?
- What is the deadline for applying to Blair?
- If I don't want to apply online, is there a PDF application available?
Blair is interested in students who seek the satisfaction of personal achievement through an experience that is both broad and challenging. We are looking for motivated students with strong character who are determined to make the most of their secondary-school years and are looking to prepare for college and beyond by being active participants in an engaging environment.
Financial aid at Blair Academy is awarded on the basis of demonstrated financial need. Families interested in applying for assistance should visit the financial aid section of our website for detailed information regarding the application process and associated deadlines.
All candidates for 9th and 10th grade are required to take the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT).
Please note: For domestic applicants, the Independent School Entrance Examination (ISEE) will now be accepted as an alternative to the SSAT. All candidates for 11th grade and the postgraduate year are required to provide results of the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT), the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Testing Program (ACT).
Applicants from countries other than the United States are also expected to take one of the above-mentioned examinations in addition to an appropriate test of their ability to communicate in English, which is the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
The completed-application deadline is January 15. A completed application includes the following: the written application, admission interview, student questionnaire, official school transcript, test results, teacher recommendations (English and mathematics), and the special-interest/talent form (optional). We will notify students of the admission decision on March 10.
Yes, you can download a PDF of the application and teacher recommendation forms. You must submit a completed required application (including application fee, English and mathematics recommendations, official school transcript, test results, and optional special-interest and parent statement forms) via mail to: Blair Academy Office of Admission, 2 Park Street, Blairstown, NJ, 07825. Admission applications must be postmarked by January 15.